The Story of Stuff event

4 09 2008

A couple times a year I teach an 8-week class about clearing clutter out of your life. Earlier this year someone sent me a link to the incredible 20-minute video, The Story of Stuff, which is now mandatory viewing for my students, clients and for anyone else who cares to listen to me. Just as its website explains, the video is a “fast-paced, fact-filled look at the underside of our production and consumption patterns. The Story of Stuff exposes the connections between a huge number of environmental and social issues, and calls us together to create a more sustainable and just world. It’ll teach you something, it’ll make you laugh, and it just may change the way you look at all the stuff in your life forever.”

Annie Leonard, the creator (and movie star!) of The Story of Stuff, will be a guest of the American Jewish World Service and AVODAH: The Jewish Service Corps next Wednesday, September 10, 6:30-9:00pm, at The Women’s Building (3453 18th Street). You can join them for what promises to be a lively evening of a viewing of the video, great discussion, and Q & A. RSVP here, or contact hwinig@ajws.org with questions.

 

What do you think about this video? Comments, please!

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6 09 2008
Maria

The Story of Stuff is amazing. It totally makes you rethink how we interact with the earth, but in a non-pushy, non-hippy dippy way that even my relatives in the red states would be able to appreciate. It’s simple and straightforward, and was an absolute A-Ha! moment for me. This should be required viewing for everyone on the planet!!

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